Primary Care Network (PCN) Decisions: Mergers & Moves

Feb & March are always filled with lots of events and this one was well worth attending!

On the 12th Feb we hosted a 'mergers and moves' event on behalf of our local Wandsworth GP Federation (Battersea Healthcare CIC) and the South West London Health and Care Partnership (SWL HCP).

Funded by the NHSE GP Resilience Programme, the event was aimed at helping practices who were considering moving premises (eg. to a bigger site) or merging with other practices.

In particular, the session gave consideration to managing the transfer and merger of patient records, legal entity models, accountancy issues, surgery facilities management and crucially, the people dimension... supporting staff through change.

There were various interesting points of consideration highlighted by delegates. Including;

  • Developing the role of the associated partner,

  • Managing change: planning an approach

  • Partnership vs company models,

  • Planning ahead, seeking advice and making sure both partners want the same thing,

  • The accounting perspective,

  • Real life scenarios,

  • Valuable information on GMS vs PMS,

  • The SWL Primary Care team perspective; understanding some of the complexities.

A thank you to the specialist experts who helped make the day a success;

Miad Healthcare, Emis, VWV, Ramsay Brown, Avison Young, Surgery FM

...and of course to our Aim Solutions team for organising everything; Pinar, Tessa, India!

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